Anthony Kennedy

official portrait of Anthony Kennedy, The Oyez Project, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

Birth Name: Anthony McLeod Kennedy

Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 23, 1936

*father – Irish
*mother – German, as well as Irish, English, and Scottish

Anthony Kennedy served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, from February 18, 1988 to July 31, 2018. He was previously a Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, from May 30, 1975 to February 18, 1988.

Justice Kennedy is the son of Gladys, who participated in civic activities, and Anthony J. Kennedy, an attorney, with influence in the California State Legislature. He is married to Mary Davis, with whom he has three children.

Justice Kennedy is a Roman Catholic.

Justice Kennedy’s paternal grandfather was named John Xavier Kennedy. John was Irish.

Justice Kennedy’s paternal grandmother was named Anna Gertrude “Annie” Gorevin. Anna was Irish.

Justice Kennedy’s maternal grandfather was William Francis/Frank McLeod (the son of Robert F. McLeod and Hannorah/Honorah/Norah/Nora Sullivan). William was born in California. Robert was the son of Robert M. McLeod and Caroline S. Fogg, and had English, and possibly Scottish, ancestry. Hannorah was Irish, and her mother’s maiden name was Linehan.

Justice Kennedy’s maternal grandmother was Mary Josephine Graff (the daughter of Albert A. Graff and Antoinette Schreiber). Mary was born in California, to German parents.

Sources: Genealogies of Anthony Kennedy –

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